Big Cypress National Preserve


Established in 1974, as America’s first national preserve, the site protects over 729,000 acres of a vast freshwater swamp ecosystem, which supports the rich marine estuaries along Florida’s southwest coast. Big Cypress National Preserve contains a mixture of tropical and temperate plant communities that are home to a broad diversity of wildlife, including the elusive and endangered Florida panther.

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What makes this business unique? Supports the estuaries along Florida's SW Coast.

Orientation to Big Cypress National Preserve Enabling Legislation


33100 Tamiami Trail East
Ochopee, Florida 34141
United States

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